Confederate Cavalry


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Brian Murray March 16, 2012 at 1:37 am

had family ancester a great great grandfather dad’s dad’s side member of Petersburg light artillery, also known as Capt E. Grahams Company, horse artillery was at the Siege of petersburg. have book documentation they arrived in Petersburg- June 9th,1864 and I assumed part of surrender at Appomattox Corut House April 9th 1865. Know unit saw action around Peebles’ FarmSep 29- Oct 2,1864 and Harman Road oct 2,1864. Trying to find out more details about this units performance during the siege, and battles involved in.

bschulte March 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm


Looking over the Petersburg National Battlefield’s page for Virginia units which served at the Siege of Petersburg, it looks like your ancestor’s unit served in the following engagements:

Petersburg Horse (Graham’s) (Chew’s Battalion), Chew, Cavalry
June 9, 1864 – Battle of the Old Men and Young Boys
June 15-18, 1864
August 18, 1864 – Weldon Railroad
September 30, 1864 – Peebles Farm

If you are looking to learn more about the unit at Petersburg, I would recommend purchasing the following volume from the H.E. Howard regimental series of books: Graham’s Petersburg, Jackson’s Kanawha, and Lurty’s Roanoke Horse Artillery.

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